Eckstrom-Columbus Library Memories

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library celebrated 40 years. The Library's Writer-in-Residence Marge Pellegrino led a journal-making, memory-writing workshop and guided participants through a group poem. This is the poem they wrote. Memories of Eckstrom-Columbus Library I remember my dad’s face lighting up as he came to Columbus to pick up reserves. I…
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Flowing Wells Library History

The Flowing Wells Library opened in 2008 and like the Ellie Towne Community Center across the street, was enthusiastically embraced by the individuals and families of the surrounding neighborhoods. In fact, it became apparent that the original 5,000 square foot library was too small. In late 2018 the Flowing Wells Library will re-open after a major renovation and expansion…
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Southwest Library History

The Southwest Library opened its doors on September 10, 2002. Mary Barbosa was the coordinator of Tucson Unified School District’s Family Resource and Wellness Center in 1999 when she had an inspiration. She wanted to build a library for the underserved community and the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui residents in southwest Tucson. The Tucson-Pima…
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